Jul 18, 2024

Pezeshkian’s election could become a burden for Israel

By Raz Zimmt

President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian’s views on Israel mirror the current consensus among Iranian decision-makers.

Conflict Iran


Jul 17, 2024

How Tunisia’s upcoming presidential elections will erode its democracy

By Alissa Pavia

These elections will likely enable further consolidation of power and undo more than a decade of progress in building democratic institutions.

Elections Human Rights


Jul 16, 2024

What’s behind the Middle East’s doomsday fever?

By Sarah Zaaimi

Doomsday sects should be understood as a social phenomenon in the context of a collectively traumatized society.

Arabic English

In the News

Jul 16, 2024

Mezran in Institute for Global Studies: Abdelmajid Tebboune lifts reservations and announces his candidacy for the presidential election

By Atlantic Council

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New Atlanticist

Jul 16, 2024

Israeli officials are accused of weaponizing starvation in Gaza. Here’s what you need to know.

By Alana Mitias, Yousuf Syed Khan

In May, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim A. A. Khan requested arrest warrants for top Israeli officials, including for the crime of starvation, which has never before been prosecuted at the international level.

Conflict Human Rights


Jul 15, 2024

An increasingly thin blue line between Israel and Lebanon

By Daniel Elkins

The specter of a full-scale war between Israel and Hezbollah looms large.

Conflict Israel


Jul 12, 2024

A JCPOA 2.0 will secure Iran as a threshold state but move it away from a bomb

By Danny Citrinowicz  

Through painful compromises on both sides, the desire to avoid a broad escalation can increase the likelihood of reaching a JCPOA 2.0.

Conflict Iran


Jul 11, 2024

Investing in Iraq’s education will contribute to its revival

By Honar Issa

Investing in Iraq’s education system offers a unique opportunity for the United States to not only support a key ally but also address the root causes of instability in the region.

Civil Society Conflict


Jul 10, 2024

Syria’s inflated electorate is caused by phantom voters

By Vladimir Pran and Maroun Sfeir

The confusion over the true size of the electorate will certainly not be resolved in these elections.

Civil Society Conflict


Jul 10, 2024

State of the Order: In June, the world’s alliances strengthened—but concerning risks for the democratic order remain

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

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